August 10, 2009


Filed under: Uncategorized — Jim @ 8:08 pm

Yesterday I spent several hours tearing up carpet on the stairs between the first and second floor. I spent lots of time supporting myself with my left arm and pulling out about a gazillion carpet tacks with pliers (using both hands on the damned things). I managed to inflict some kind of trauma to my left hand, rendering my pinky and ring finger somewhat numb and only partially functional. Typing with those two fingers is still a chore and guitar playing is out of the question.

I hope it’s better by tomorrow.

I think I must be allergic to manual labor.


  1. jimbo just call the tool man. me and your body guard would have knocked that off in no time.

    Comment by chef of da future — August 10, 2009 @ 8:22 pm

  2. That’s probably a pinched nerve and it should get better with time. There’s probably some swelling involved.

    If you go to the wikipedia article on the Median nerve you will notice that the nerve that takes care of the little finger only deals with half of the ring finger. So if you’ve nastied that nerve, you should be seeing something like a dead little finger and only the half of the ring finger next to the little finger also dead.

    Hey, if this doesn’t go away, you should see a doctor. Duh.

    Comment by Carl Brannen — August 10, 2009 @ 8:33 pm

  3. so, I guess coming over and helping me re-roof my front porch is out of the question?

    Comment by gregor — August 10, 2009 @ 8:44 pm

  4. Carl — Yep, those are the symptoms to the tee.

    Gregor — Believe me, you wouldn’t want me to do any more than provide the beer.


    Comment by Jim — August 10, 2009 @ 8:51 pm

  5. Yep, pinched nerve. Ibuprofen to help the swelling.
    And, don’t sleep on your left side with your hands tucked under your head. Right side or on your back.

    Comment by Jean — August 10, 2009 @ 9:22 pm

  6. Happens top me a lot after yard work. Getting older is a bitch, ain’t it?

    Comment by Cappy — August 10, 2009 @ 9:25 pm

  7. I think the allergies option is it. Try that one on the missus.

    Comment by Dave Merriman — August 10, 2009 @ 10:06 pm

  8. But the important thing is: does it affect your ability to pour?

    Comment by LeeAnn — August 10, 2009 @ 11:29 pm

  9. There’s stuff you can do with just your right hand.

    Comment by Cousin Jack — August 11, 2009 @ 1:42 am

  10. Go to the doctor…now! Don’t fuck with the Fret Hand!

    Just Damn!

    Comment by Dax Montana — August 11, 2009 @ 7:22 am

  11. I’m with Dax…don’t fuck with the Fret Hand. Use your health care while you still can.

    Comment by Sam — August 11, 2009 @ 9:29 am

  12. Hey Jim, I’m with Sam! Once Obamacare comes into play, they’ll look at your age and say “Naw, he’s too old to fix.”

    Pretty much sucks to be in our position, for sure!

    Comment by Michele — August 11, 2009 @ 11:46 am

  13. Careful with that axe, Eugene.

    Comment by dogette — August 11, 2009 @ 7:02 pm

  14. Jim : Do not try to change the oil in your car. Bass

    Comment by BASS — August 11, 2009 @ 9:32 pm

  15. Dogette – ROFLMAO

    Jimbo I do hope the hand is feeling better by now. If not, I hope you are able to hold a glass with the other one.

    Comment by Teresa — August 11, 2009 @ 10:25 pm

RSS feed for comments on this post. TrackBack URL

Leave a comment

Powered by WordPress